Spokesman: 3 Years of Trump’s Sanctions Backfired to Strengthen Iran’s Economy
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee said that US President Donald Trump attempted to pressure and weaken Iran’s economy by the harshest-ever sanctions but the boycotts have backfired and further strengthened the country.
“3 years of management and protection of economy from collapse has shaped a type of economy of resistance in Iran whose result was nullification of sanctions with or without Trump,” Rabiyee told reporters in a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday.
He referred to the difficulties that the Iranian government and people tolerated in the past 3 years, and said certainly next year Iran will not see an economic growth less than 4%.
In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the US-orchestrated sanctions that had aimed at collapsing Iran's economy in a short period have now failed, adding that the Iranian nation has won the economic war imposed by Washington.
“Although the economic war has caused a lot of difficulties, but, finally the Iranian nation won the US war and has become more resilient than before,” Rouhani said.
“Our nation's resistance against the US economic war and the sanctions revealed great realities to the world and to all ill-wishers of Iran,” he added.
Also, on December 1, President Rouhani said enemies are infuriated with the calmness and improvement of Iran's economy and intend to send negative waves to undermine Iran.
“The enemies are angry that they have failed to destabilize Iran’s economy,” Rouhani said, adding that the government has made every effort to prevent psychological insecurity and instability in the economic environment.
He stressed that the enemies have failed to make Iran's economy collapse via maximum-pressure.